Thursday, November 18, 2004
Sample letter to MEP
Please feel free to cut and paste this letter. Londoners can send it to email@example.com. If you live outside London, you can use this site to find the address of a local MEP.
Dear Dr Tannock:
I am writing to you because I am concerned about the situation in Ukraine. As you are no doubt aware, in recent months the country has seen many violations of human rights and democratic process. These include censorship of the media, arbitrary arrest of political activists and a wide variety of electoral fraud.
The European Union is in a unique position to help bring free speech and fair elections to Ukraine. The prospect of EU membership has encouraged other countries, like Romania and Turkey, to clean up corruption and increase civil liberties. Furthermore, the EU can and must serve as a valuable counterweight to an increasingly undemocratic Russia.
Therefore I encourage you to be a strong voice for Ukraine in the European Parliament. Please urge the EU to provide assistance to put Ukraine on the path to membership. Above all, please ensure that the EU does not turn a blind eye to oppression in Ukraine or elsewhere in the former Soviet Union.
Thank you for your time.